Story Of An Artwork Creation

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My series of the painting that I named Dancing Fire moved emotions of so many people. Besides declaring itself to be one of my bestsellers, this body of art inspired some for articles (example is HERE), some for poetry (Examples are HERE and HERE) all over the world. 
Yesterday, I was contacted by an Advanced Art Class student whose assignment was to write an article about her favorite painting. She asked me about a creation process. I was very pleased that the Art Schools are focusing on the contemporary artists these days. I also, thought that sharing about the process of an artwork creation, especially an abstract piece like this one above, would be a great addition to my blog.
Here is the part of the interview.
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Question: 
When you were creating this piece of art, what were you thinking of and what were your emotions?
Answer:
 When I created this piece of art, I was conducting an experiment of some sort. I wanted to see how the watercolor from yellow to red, beige, and brown would flow into each other when placing the paint on paper using wet-on-wet technique. 
I had some hot yet classic music playing on the background that day. And while listening to the music, I was happily applying the paint with circular brush strokes. Then I peacefully, with the interest of a curious artist, watched how the paint “melted” and moved on its own. 
After the paper was bone dry, I’ve looked at it for a moment and the idea to add a dancing woman figure popped-up into my mind. 
It was rather spontaneous decision. I wanted to emphasize the flow of the paint with the movement of a dancing body and with her skirt curling in unison with the direction of the paint. 
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I am so happy I can share my thoughts about creation of this Hot Hot series dancing fire 🙂

It is ALL about FIRE 🙂

Dancing Fire

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When I placed four of my new abstract paintings together, I was surprised myself how the cold wet watercolors could transform into a hot powerful fire. Just in a few brushstrokes the energy of a dramatic composition moves the viewers’ eyes from one figure to another generating a new Dance of Fire.
My favorite Dancing Fire painting remains this one:
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Each artwork is 6″x4″ in Winsor&Newton Watercolors on 300 lb Cold Pressed paper


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What Color is The Tango?

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…or Flamenco?
These few paintings are the part of my new Dancing Collection (in Abstract– Décor – Collage gallery). It
started when I asked myself a question: what color are the dances such Tango,
or Flamenco, or classical ballet? And this question led to an idea to create a
several series of paintings:
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Dancing Fire (part of it you see now)
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Dancing Water (coming in the near future)
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Dancing Wind (need to work on color palette first)
I think that certain dances definitely apply to the descriptions
above as well as certain colors.
For instance, Tango and Flamenco are just begging for Scarlet Red,
Electric Yellow, and Burned Siena.
One of the legends about the origins of Tango is that it came from
Buenos Aires, Argentina; which at the end of the 19th century had quite
a diverse place. A good mix of immigrants from Italy, Spain, Britain, Poland,
Russia, Germany and other European countries brought their touch to the
creation of this pulsating dance. Between 1910 – 1913, Tango was introduced to
Paris and later spread across the Atlantic quickly becoming an international
phenomena.
On another hand, Flamenco dance is pure Spanish and has a long
history going back to 1700s. One legend states that it was named after a
gracious bird flamingo. As that bird Flamenco resembles a beautiful dance of
exotic creature. Different legend claims that Flamenco is the traditional dance
of Spanish Gypsies (flamencos) from Andalusia. 
Both Tango and Flamenco are hot and vibrant, just like their Fire
colors. There is no doubt that a spicy flickering fire is involved in their
music and provocative moves.
This is my color tribute to dance and music.
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6”x4” Winsor & Newton Watercolors on 140 Cold Pressed Paper


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In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul